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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: 2008 US News Rankings
« on: March 21, 2007, 10:45:22 PM »
Hastings 85% bar passage
Boalt 81.3%

I don't have 2007 handy, but that seems kinda fishy.

So, I just called one of the schools that I am still waiting on, of course in the middle of a fit inspired by the fact that they still havent sent me sh*t, and when they picked up all I had to say was, "Hi, ohhhh, I had a...sorry wrong number."   :(

Yeah, I shat the bed.

Is there any way of them finding out it was me?  ???

Chill.  You're fine.

scared?  yeah, of course.  It's the biggest, baddest, most expensive and risky thing I've ever bought. 

I've got my tuition under $20K, so that's not too shabby.  My rent's going to be $500 next year, so COL will be relatively low for the area.  And maybe I'll score an awesome summer associate job to lower the debt factor.  I'm trying to live like a student NOW, so I can a) get used to it, and b) save money over the next five months.  Every $100 counts.  My goal is to graduate with < $60K debt.

I'll let you know how that turns out..

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SAT addendum?
« on: March 19, 2007, 04:15:03 PM »
so I spelled it wrong... who cares?!  ::)

*grammar / spelling Nazi*


your meen

Hmmm, yeah I don't think SFLS is ABA accredited.  It might be provisionally accredited.  There are several schools like that in California.  In either case the rest of my comment still applies. 

Right -- just clarifying.  I agree with the rest of your comment.

The University of San Francisco has been accredited since 1935.  There are a lot of schools through which there are pretty good job prospects.  You can make good money without working in a big law firm.  My friend's Dad went to Southwestern (which is by no means a national school), but he makes a lot of money.  A lot depends on how hard you work and the chances that you are willing to take.  Sometimes working for a really small firm pays off, because you can make a greater share of the profits once business picks up. 

Assuming you were responding to my comment -- I was talking about San Francisco Law school, not USF.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WHAT THE HELL TO DO?
« on: March 15, 2007, 09:56:22 PM »
So you think the differences between these schools aren't enough to pay more money for them?  Hmm...that's good.  I originally thought Wake for sure, but W&M is really beautiful and seems to have a better rep/alumni network, so now I'm confused.

I should take a step back and say I don't know enough about either school, or about you, to say what's "best" -- but if it were me, I'd probably take the free ride. 

Just make sure you realize that your dilemma is a good one.  Very few people have the good fortune to have to deal with making a decision like this. 

well?  I mean what type of school would one have to go to be considered a real lawyer?

My firm hires a very well-paid trial attorney on a contractual basis.  He went to an unaccredited* school (San Francisco Law School).  Likewise, my ex-gf's mother went to Lincoln Law School (makes me think of Lincoln Logs) and she has a pretty successful family law practice.  She went part-time and worked all the way through, but she's doing well for herself.  It's hard to make it from no-name schools, but it can happen if you're serious.  I'd consider both of these people "real" lawyers.

* correct me if I'm wrong on that..

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WHAT THE HELL TO DO?
« on: March 15, 2007, 03:52:09 PM »
Take the money.  Those are all very good schools, so go with the one giving you a full ride.

seconded..  Unless GW offers something big.

Basins of influence knocked me from a 178 to a 172 in September.

I don't want to talk about it.

I do.  That's the one I was talking about.  I staggered through it for a 166, but that passage almost convinced me to cancel my score.

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